iPage Web Hosting Review

iPage Review

iPage was a web hosting leader for several years before they went inactive. In October 2009, iPage relaunched with new management and approach to how they do business. Since it earned the TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award, we think the time iPage took off did them wonders and they're one of the best web hosting services in the business. You can do pretty much anything with iPage. If you do a web search to try to find a negative review about this company, you're going to come up empty handed. iPage’s customers are satisfied and you will be to if you decide to go with them.

iPage Hosting Package:

iPage stuffs their plan with unlimited disk space, bandwidth, domains and MySQL databases. We liked how iPage didn’t reserve these unlimited features for their more expensive plans. Web hosting services should allow users to purchase plans that address the potential erratic most websites experience. iPage provides new website owners with the tools they need without breaking their budget.
We also appreciated the amount of email features iPage packed into their plan. This web hosting service support Webmail, email forwarding, autoresponders and customizable spam filters. iPage also enables you to check each message you receive for viruses before it hits your inbox. iPage doesn’t place a limit on the amount of email addresses you can create and allows each of your emails to have your domain attached.

Ease of Use:
iPage is near the top of the industry as far as ease of use goes. From their website to control panel, you can see they're dedicated to making your life easier as a customer. Their customer service is there whenever you need them in case any problems come up. The odds are slim that you're going to have any problems, but they're there to make your life much easier.
This web hosting service even condensed their feature set page to make it easier to understand for a broad spectrum of users. Every feature category has a button that says "Features for Geeks" that opens up a long list of more detailed features. This makes it a simple process to find what features you need because you don't have to wade through a list of unfamiliar features.

Help & Support:
iPage has an extensive online help center and ticketing system. This web hosting service provides step-by-step tutorials to using your account. If you're dissatisfied with their service at anytime, you can get your money back. However, you have to cancel within 30 days to get your full hosting fees. However, if you cancel outside of this period, you get the rest of what you paid for your hosting term. iPage also offers 24/7 phone, chat and email support. This web hosting service answered our phone calls within two minutes on average. Each customer service representative has to undergo an extensive quality assurance process.

Site Creation Tools:
We enjoyed using iPage’s site creation tools more than any other part of their service. iPage enables you to choose from three easy-to-use site builders. iPage also has blog and photo gallery setup wizards. We liked how this web hosting service supports numerous content management system, blog, photo gallery and forum plug-ins like Joomla, WordPress, Gallery2 and Gbook. We would like to see this web hosting service add more programming languages to their repertoire because iPage only supports Perl and Server Side Includes. If you want to multimedia files to your website, you will enjoy the fact iPage supports Macromedia Shockwave, Midi File, Flash and Real Audio and Video.

Server Access:
You can access an FTP account manager, add unlimited additional FTP accounts and enjoy the benefits of anonymous FTP security. However, iPage doesn’t allow .htaccess support.

Marketing Tools:
iPage’s provides enough marketing tools to drive sustainable traffic for your website at its onset. As with most web hosting services, iPage includes Google AdWords, Yahoo/Bing Sponsored Search and Facebook Advertising credits with their plan. iPage also allows you to access online marketing guides and use Google Webmaster Tools to manage your website. A free Yellowpages.com listing and 60-day membership for RatePoint’s Newsletter Manager round out their set of serviceable marketing tools.
While we liked using these marketing tools, we couldn’t find any option that would address a website’s marketing needs after the temporary features ran out. The online marketing guides separated iPage from their competitors because it serves as a means to educate you on how to market your website so you don’t have to rely on a web hosting service to do it for you.

Reporting and Statistics:
You can look at your access and error logs in addition to a bandwidth & disk usage monitor. They don't offer a statistical analysis program though.

Summary:
There's not much iPage could improve on with the exception of maybe marketing tools. They are one of the flawless web hosting services out there. They're reliable and dedicated to making your life easier through excellent customer service and reliable features. How could you ask for more?

iPage Specifications

The iPage Essential Plan
You have so many options when it comes to creating your website. To give you the freedom you need to create an online presence that reflects your brand or personality, we support all of them.

An Essential Hosting Solution
Our Robust, all-in-one hosting solution includes everything you need to put your business or personal site online—and to make it for years to come.

Beginner Ready Tools to Build and Design Your Site
Create a professional-looking website with just a few clicks, using a variety of dynamic themes and templates. No programming or HTML experience needed!

Marketing Tools and Advertising Credits
Get the word out about your great new site with credits for major search engines, including Google and Yahoo! We give you $75 right up front in free advertising.

1 Click Installation of Blogs, Photo Galleries and Much More
Our simple to use install wizards provides step-by-step instructions for adding a variety of applications to your site--photo galleries, blog software and more!

Email Accounts
Customize your email address (you@yourdomain.com) to enhance your professional image. Plus, you'll be able to check your mail from anywhere.

Award-Winning, North American Customer Support
We're here to help. If you have questions, our friendly support team is available 24x7 via phone, email and online chat

Online Stores and Selling Tools
We offer a variety of tools to help you sell online: shopping carts, catalogs with coupons and sales option, PayPal integration ... you can even accept credit cards online.

World-Class Technology
Our Solid, secure network infrastructure is comprised of a pooled server environment, which gives virtually any server on our network the ability to access Website files when a request occurs.

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